It’s no secret that we love our co-ed Sugar Babies at SeekingArrangement.com. College babies are young, interesting and intelligent- and therefore in high demand! Sugar Daddies want to date beautiful girls who are sharp-tongued and quick-witted, with maybe just a streak of innocence. College Sugar Babies provide that certain allure, and our Sugar Daddies are ready to foot the bill just to be around them. With the cost of tuition continuing to rise and the number of opportunities in the post-grad world diminishing, it’s an attractive alternative to taking out a student loan.
So, it should be no surprise that student Sugar Babies are our fastest growing demographic, and we welcome all co-eds with open arms! In fact, we offer all Sugar Babies attending classes at an accredited university a free premium membership if you register with your school email address (.edu or other). So, if you haven’t signed up with your college email address yet, you are missing out on some great benefits! (Sign up below!)
Last week we released a list of the top 20 universities with the fastest growing numbers of Sugar Babies, and the phone has been ringing off the hook! Student journalists are in disbelief that their college–their peers– have made our list. We have seen articles crop up at the majority of the schools we listed in our top 20, with interviews from students on campus asking “How dare they?” and “Really, is that legal?” Meanwhile our Sugar Babies are laughing all the way to the bank.
Not only are they dating wealthy men (or women) who help pay for their tuition, but they are also traveling abroad, finding mentors and gaining valuable experience their peers will never have the chance to obtain. While their fellow classmates are preparing their cover letters and working out their repayment plans, our Sugar Babies are getting job offers and graduating debt free. For some Sugar Babies, the sugar lifestyle is a temporary phase, and for others, it’s a permanent way of life. Everyone is here for a different reason, and college sugar babies are no different.
Everybody is so intrigued by this college student down-on-her-luck angle. Most colleges can not believe that a student would resort to this kind of behavior in order to pay their tuition. Obviously, the term “Sugar Baby” leaves a foul taste in their mouths and we have been working hard to correct their misguided perceptions of the sugar lifestyle. We were recently featured on ABC NEWS 20/20, a segment on Sugar Babies turning to the sugar lifestyle to help pay for the rising cost of their college tuition. Christine Morris, a 24 year old college student and aspiring musician, was interviewed on camera about her experiences as a Sugar Baby. She admits that she turned to SeekingArrangement.com after maxing out her line of credit on her student loans, and realizing her part time jobs were not going to cover her $10,000 a semester tuition.
College Sugar Babies make up approximately 40% of our Sugar Baby members. New York University is our number one school, but with tuition at $41,000 a year, is any one really surprised? That doesn’t even include room and board, much less the cost of dating and entertainment in New York City. At only a fraction of the cost, the University of South Florida clocks in at number 7, with two other major Florida universities making our top 20. If you have been following economic news, this shouldn’t be too shocking of a discovery. Florida tops all the worst economy lists with a 10% unemployment rate and the highest foreclosure rate in the country. I imagine many families are struggling to survive, and sending their children off to college is no longer in their budgets.
The same can be said for Georgia, with both Georgia State University and the University of Georgia in our top 10. Georgia was also hit hard during the recession, largely due to cutbacks at thousands of multinational companies headquartered there, including several Fortune 500 companies. If you compare our list with worst state economy lists and combine it with the trend of increasing tuition rates, no one should be surprised with these results.
But what some people seem to always assume, or perhaps misunderstand, is that this is not a last resort. This is a preferred lifestyle. It’s a relationship in some form, not an unsavory business proposition. They forget that we are all adults and at the end of the day we choose to be here. There are hundreds of other ways to make money, this isn’t a job or a solution to a problem, it’s a way of life. No one is forcing you to be here, the door is right there you can leave anytime you want. (But why would you want to?)
In my eyes, college Sugar Babies are just ahead of the curve. They are getting the best of both worlds by dating outside their means, and allowing themselves to be free of the constraints that would normally confine them. I see nothing wrong with going after what you want and turning dreams and hard work into a preferred reality. I mean, who wouldn’t want to arrange the perfect set of circumstances if it were possible?
College Sugar Babies: What opportunities and experiences have you obtained from your sugar relationship?
Sugar Daddies: How do you feel about college Sugar Babies? Have you supported a Sugar Baby student?
How has the economy impacted your sugar relationship?